Events

Our outreach team and volunteers are involved in events up and down the country, to help you find out more about our work.

We also recommend a number of other conservation-based exhibitions, activities and shows.

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April 11th
EdSciFest - What about the bees?

EdSciFest logoDissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Our Conservation Manager, Gill Perkins will be joining Prof Adam Hart from the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Helen Roy from the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Warren Bader of Plan Bee Ltd for this discussion as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

For more information about the event and to book your place, visit the Science Festival website. Tickets cost £12 (£10 concession).

You will also be able to take some citizen action by making your own seed-bombs to take away, and sample Plan Bee Ltd’s delicious honey and honeybee beer.

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April 18th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Armagh, Northern Ireland

There will be a bumblebee ID and surveying workshop at Oxford Island National Nature Reserve in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, on April 18th.

Join us for this free event to learn about one of our most important groups of pollinating insects. Learn about bumblebee ecology, how to identify the common species, and how to record them. Weather permitting, we'll go outside for a bumblebee safari and get up close and personal with these wonderful insects.

Booking is essential, and you can reserve your place by emailing elainebumblebee@gmail.com. This workshop is a training event for the Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme, which collects data on the bumblebees of Ireland and works closely with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

This event is not suitable for young children.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a walk outdoors.

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April 20th
Introduction to Bumblebee Ecology and Identification

Lytes Cary National Trust, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7HU 

This one day course, run in conjunction with Natural England, will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. It will also cover basic land management techniques that will benefit bumblebees, with reference to the new countryside stewardship wild pollinator package.

The course is free, but please bring your own lunch and suitable clothing/foot wear for an afternoon site visit. We will provide a Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bumblebee Identification guide, nets and pots.  

To book your place, please contact Aoife O'Rourke (aoife.orourke@bumblebeeconservation.org).

For more details please click here.  

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April 23rd
Bumblebee ID workshop - Chichester Harbour

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at Chichester Harbour AONB.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those interested in improving their skills, and the aim is that attendees will go on to become involved in our BeeWalk survey.

It will take place on Thursday 23rd April, and last from 10am-4pm. Booking is essential, and can be done by visiting the Chichester Harbour Conservancy website (click here)

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April 24th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Gatwick Airport

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at Riverside Garden Park, near Gatwick Airport.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those interested in improving their skills, and the aim is that attendees will go on to become involved in our BeeWalk survey scheme.

It will take place from 9.15am-4pm on Friday 24th April. It is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book your place, contact rachel.bicker@gatwickairport.com